75% of mums would like restrictions on maternity visits to be extended

During the Covid-19 pandemic, visits to maternity wards have been limited. According to a study, 75% of young mothers would like these restrictions to continue.

During the Covid-19 crisis, many health measures were taken to limit the spread of the virus and protect the most vulnerable people. In maternity wards, visiting restrictions have been imposed, allowing only the dad to visit the young mother and the baby.

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This restriction, which could have displeased many women, has on the contrary seduced them. According to a study conducted by the school of midwives at the University of Saint-Quentin, in the Yvelines, 75% of young mothers would be in favor of maintaining these restrictions.

Fewer visits to maternity wards

To conduct this study, the University of Saint-Quentin interviewed a panel of 456 women. According to the results of the survey, three out of four women would like the restrictions on visits to maternity wards to last over time and to be maintained after the Covid-19 crisis. 73% of women surveyed said they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with restricted visits.

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If mothers have fewer visits to maternity wards, they have more time to rest and allow themselves respite after childbirth. They also benefit from more time alone with their baby, the opportunity to gradually get used to their new role as mothers, without having to deal with the hustle and bustle all around.

“The midwives taught me to recognize my family’s cries, to breastfeed them. This time allowed me to get used to motherhood, I loved it”named a mother at the Parisian.

Young mothers interviewed for the study expressed express regret, as they would like siblings to come and visit. During the Covid-19 crisis, only the dad was allowed to come and see his family.

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